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Metabolic Aspects of Chronic Brain Diseases, Germany, 09-15/07/09

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Metabolic Aspects of Chronic Brain Diseases

PENS – PARTIALLY SUPPORTED SCHOOL, July 09 - 15, 2009
Reisensburg Castle, Günzburg, Germany

Application Deadline: 2009-05-01

Aims and Scope
The interface of neuroscience and metabolism is an exciting new frontier in brain disease research. The school is designed to attract PhD students and postdocs in neurosciences, medicine, metabolism and related fields that wish to explore the new opportunities.

The program will include clinical and basic science-oriented workshops on chronic brain disorders and neuronal control of metabolism, mitochondrial function, neuroinflammation, protein aggregation, technical tools to study metabolism, therapeutic interventions, scientific communication and creativity.

Students will have the opportunity to present posters on their own scientific work as well as develop a project under sham grant-writing contest conditions. The emphasis is on team-work and close interaction with the international faculty.

Co-spon-sored by the International Graduate School in Molecular Medicine, Ulm.

Registration and Stipends
A limited number of tuition fee waivers are available for students who need financial help for attending the course.

Topics
Chronic brain diseases, including ALS; Huntington disease; Parkinson disease; Prion disease and schizophrenia; Brain imaging; Sleep disorders and regulation; Neuronal control of energy metabolism; Neuroinfl ammation; Autophagy; Endo-cannabinoid system; Mitochondria.

For more information, visit the website: http://fens.mdc-berlin.de/pens/2009/schools/read.php?id=27&action=showAimsAndScope

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